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September 16: World Ozone Day

World Ozone Day or the International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer was observed on September 16, 2021 across the world. Highlights This day is celebrated every year and is dedicated to a cause which might not be visibly relevant but is important for the protection of the ozone layer. History World Ozone Day was ..

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Ratification of Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol

India has approved the ratification of the Kigali Agreement to the Montreal Protocol in order to phase down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). What it means for India? India now requires to reduce its HFCs usage by 80% by 2047. China and the US have to achieve the same in 2045 and 2034. Key Points Experts note that, ..

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September 16: International Day for Prevention of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer which is also known as the World Ozone day is being observed today on September 16, 2020.  Theme for 2020 edition is- “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”. About World Ozone day The day is celebrated since 1994. September 16 was proclaimed ..

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India and Norway to work towards mitigating marine plastic littering

On February 16, 2020, at the CMS COP-13, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Conference of Parties-13, was marked by India. The Convention is to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between February 17, 2020 and February 22, 2020. Highlights On the sidelines of CMS COP-13, India and Norway declared the 2020-30 decade as ..

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Ozone Hole: Smallest on record

NASA reported that ozone hole near south pole is in its smallest size since it was discovered. In 2006, the hole was 10.3 million square miles. However, recently it has reduced to 3.6 million square miles. Scientists say that the hole is smaller than it was found in 1985. Every year, the ozone hole reaches ..

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